EchoStar Looks To Nix Antitrust Claims In Piracy Spat

Law360, New York (July 27, 2009, 2:41 PM EDT) -- EchoStar Technologies Corp. continues to defend its suit accusing set-top box distributor Viewtech Inc. of pirating the satellite provider's signals, arguing that the company's latest antitrust counterclaims rehash the same allegations that a federal judge dismissed as deficient two months ago.

Englewood, Colo.-based EchoStar asked the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California to drop Viewtech's second amended counterclaims with prejudice on Friday.

Viewtech argues that EchoStar's copyright suit — along with similar suits against Viewtech competitors — is an attempt to scare the...
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